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Pinky Toe Amputation
Different types.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stubbed pinky toe. Bruise on top; side & bottom of foot -- at joint of foot bone meets pinky toe. Hurts walking barefoot on hard surface. Broken?
Get an X-ray : To find out....I'd lean towards likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Shoes,long toes: is your shoe probably too short. You could have a long toe. The darkened toe could be due to repetitive trauma see a specialist ...Read more
Morton's neuron ...does it cause 1foot to swell and sharp pain in-between pinkie and toe next to pinkie toe ?
Foot pain: Morton's neuroma generally develops between the 3-4 th or 4-5th toes, on the forum if the foot. A nerve ending swells and becomes painful with pressure. Ill fitting shoes may be a cause. Treatments can include injections, topical treatments, or surgery. See an orthopedist or podiatrist who will be happy to evaluate your problem and suggest treatments options, including how to prevent this as well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruised my little toe, sprained my left wrist & ripped my toe nail off, any tips for healing process?
Re: ingrown Toenail: If you are diabetic, make and appointment to see a healthcare professional immediately. Be alert for signs of infection including redness swelling and drainage (fluid or pus). A portion or the entire nail may need to be removed by the doctor (under local anesthesia in a clean/aseptic environment of course). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neuroma : A neuroma is an inflammation of the nerve in the ball of the foot. It commonly effects the nerve that supplies the 3rd and 4th toes. There are other possible causes, of course, and you should see a podiatrist for a comprehensive exam and proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why would foot burn at top of foot over big toe into top side of foot? Have an arthritic "hook" in ball of foot b/t big toe/next toe
Have a cut on the underside of pinky toe at bend approximately 1/4 inch deep. Have type 1 diabetes and partial toe amputation on opposite foot.
That is something: Your surgeon should of shared with you. If he did not, call him and ask. ...Read more
Considering 2nd toe amputation instead of bunion surgery to include shortening 2nd and 3rd toes. What are the negatives? Will bunion become worse?
My usual tendency would be to surgically repair verses amputation. in very severe cases I will recommend amputation, but this is very rare. With amputation you will continue to have progression of the bunion and hammertoes and deviation to the 3rd, 4th, and 4th toes. The amputation can also lead to increased pressure under certain bones in the ball area of the foot.
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DM type I, kidney failure, recent toe amputation due to ischemia. Wound is not healing properly. Would supplementation w Vit C help? What dose?
So sorry: I'm very sorry for your unfortunate bad luck. Sadly, vitamin C will be of no value to you. Hyperbaric oxygen may help. Evaluation in a specialized wound center is helpful - sometimes there's an element of infection present that can be treated. Good wound care and debridement is important. Cilostazol helps some people. I assume you're anemic and that should be corrected if possible. ...Read more
My mom is going for stent in lower limb due to ischemia that caused toe amputation (wound not healing). Will this resolve the problem?
IS SHE DIABETIC?: the biggest question is , is she diabetic?. the stint will improve perfusion, and circulation to the limb, but diabetic have a small vessel disease , which mean the blockage started from the end and spread up VS regular PVD started from larger vessel and goes down. either way the stint will help, but might not cured, since it s not going to cure diabetes. GOOD LUCK ...Read more
Pain, swelling: And bruising after some type of "whacking" to the toe. If it hurts to press on it and to bend it also, it probably is broken. As long as it is only in the toe and not in the foot, you can support it by wearing stiff soled shoes and taping it to the next toe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because it was tired: From going wee wee wee all the way home? When a toe feels like it's "asleep, " this is a nerve issue, not a circulation issue. The nerve in question can be in your toe, higher in your foot or leg, or even in your lower back. Some simple neurological tests can help pinpoint the location, and nerve conduction testing also helps. See a neurologist about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buddy Tape: Usually for these types of fractures, unless they are displaced (your toe sticks out), we recommend "buddy taping" the toe to the next toe. Place a thin piece of cotton or gauze between the toes first. Fractures can take up to 6 weeks to heal and the toe may stay swollen for several months. If the toe is displaced you may need to see a foot specialist. Wear a stiff shoe (eg running shoe). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer